Log Buffer #367, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Log Buffer is globe trotting this week from end to end. From every nook, it has brought you some sparkling gems of blog posts. Enjoy!!! Oracle: On April 16th, Oracle announced the Oracle Virtual Compute...
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Webcast: Database Cloning in Minutes using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Database as a Service Snap Clone

Since the demands from the business for IT services is non-stop, creating copies of production databases in order to develop, test and deploy new applications can be labor intensive...
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Indexing Foreign Key Constraints With Bitmap Indexes (Locked Out)

Franck Pachot made a very valid comment in my previous entry on Indexing Foreign Keys (FK) that the use of a Bitmap Index on the FK columns does not avoid the table locks associated with deleting rows...
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Boost Agent Performance and Elevate the Customer Experience With Speech Analytics

With companies experiencing hundreds to tens of thousands of phone conversations with their customers each day, the questions arise: • Do they know what their customers really want and need?...
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Netherlands ADF Event with AMIS: Enterprise to Mobility

For Oracle customers interested in ADF, mobility and all things enterprise, Frank Nimphius, Steven Davelaar and myself have the pleasure of attending and presenting at an AMIS hosted ADF conference Wednesday...
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KeePass 2.26 Released

KeePass 2.26 has recently been released. I would suggest going with the portable version, which is an unzip and go application. If you want to know how I use KeePass, check out my article called Adventures...
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MobaXterm 7.1 Released

If you are using a Windows desktop, you need MobaXterm in your life! Version 7.1 has recently been released… I know you think you can’t live without Putty, Cygwin and/or Xming, but you really...
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WordPress 3.9 Released

Hot on the heels of WordPress 3.8.3 comes WordPress 3.9! The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve just manually initiated the auto-update on five blogs and all went through OK. Cheers Tim… WordPress...
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EM12c Utilizing After Hours Notification Schedule- Part II

TweetNow that we learned in Part I how to create a notification schedule for a specified user so that it will only page one individual on an oncall rotation, I’ll now show you how to use this in...
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OEM After Hours Notification Schedule Option- Part I

TweetI came across a discussion on Oracle-l on how after hours paging was handled for many companies and was kind of surprised how many DBAs still carry around a secondary pager/cell phone or are just...
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